Webster University president to receive JCRC award

The Jewish Community Relations Council’s Norman A. Stack Community Relations Award will be presented to Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble at its annual meeting Wednesday, May 22 at 11:45 a.m. at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7730 Bonhomme Avenue.

This award was established in 1989 to honor leaders of the St. Louis community who have made significant contributions to interfaith understanding, intergroup relations, and social justice.

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Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was named President of Webster University in 2009. In her first three years, Stroble’s leadership has brought about an immediate positive impact for Webster University and for her new community of St. Louis.

Stroble has been serving as a member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Society Cabinet and the St. Louis Forum, and she serves on the boards of the Regional Chamber and Growth Association, Urban League of St. Louis, St. Louis Science Center, United Way of Greater St. Louis, Opera Theatre St. Louis, the Repertory Theatre, Innovate St. Louis, and the Webster Community Arts Foundation. Stroble was recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of 2010’s most influential businesswomen. She received the St. Louis Argus’s 2011 Distinguished Citizen Award and was recognized by the St. Louis NAACP in 2012 as an inspiring leader.